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, the struggle for survival inside the obama white house." and michael steele, msnbc analyst and former rnc chairman. thank you both for being here tonight. >> good to see you, rev. >> michael, you handing out life preservers or is there still time to right this ship? >> abandon ship. no, look, i think both these gentlemen have touched an appropriate nerve that is getting everyone's attention focused on whether or not we are seriously going to contest for not just the nomination but for the white house this fall. and i think the battles that we have seen so far, the bickering, the back and forth, the ugly ads, all of this is fodder that's been fed to the democrats and that will get replayed against the eventual nominee this fall. so, yeah. i think george will is saying, look. everybody needs to start taking a look at this thing and seeing that at some point, we may have to re-evaluate what the real priority is going to be for november. and so we have time to do that. in other words, let's get it right now, but if we continue down this path, and i agree 100% with him, we might as well focus
, they just completely lost it. and you and i were talking earlier that i remember a time when michael steele ran afoul of rush limbaugh and had to back off. they're not going to do that now. >> they can't afford to back off right now. now speaker boehner who said today inappropriate. others would say he's not us, he's a performer, he's an entertainer, he needs to cause controversy. that's how he gets listeners and gins things up. however he is a powerful voice in the company movement. he can cause problems and issues for the party. in the 2008 election there were 70 million women voters, 60 million male voters. simple math there. and barack obama won 56% to 43% among women. they essentially split obama and mccain the male vote. >> women pick the winners. they absolutely pick the winners. that's why you see the democrats so all over this. i mean, this is just manna from heaven for them. in the last three months all four of the republican candidates except for ron paul have seen their numbers among women fall. >> and it becomes, look, this is an election about the economy. this is an election
are the first three we will hear from. bring in the former chairman of the republican party, michael steel. nice to see you, mr. chairman. >> hey, rachel, what's up? >> i saw you mixing it up with joan walsh about the politics of the rush limbaugh comments about sandra fluke, the nature of his apology, mitt romney's inability to say woe do anything other than use different language there you seem to think this is sometime a real fight about contraception that's worth having between the parties. do you think that this is what republicans and democrats ought to be fighting for, putting republicans in a good stead heading to november? >> no, i don't. that is exactly the point. i think all of this could have been nipped in the bud early, early on for the leadership of the party, particularly those candidates running for president, to -- you know, without hesitation just rebuke the profanity of the comments. to make it clear this is not a reflection of who we are as conservatives what we stand for as a broadly based republican party and i thought again, one of those missed opportunity for the leaders
a brokered convention. when you hear that, what do you think? that's michael steel who used to be the chairman obviously. >> i like michael steel. >> oh, no. whenever someone starts, i like -- i'm going to write that down as one of my phrases, i like. >> bless his heart, i hope you don't buzz me on this. >> you know what that means, chip. >> we know what's coming. this is not good for the party, to go through a brokered convention. i don't think that's what chairman steel's goal was. i think it was make the process a little longer. the last 20 years the nomination's been over in one or two or three states. now we have this very long process but usually we would be good. then we added super pacs to it so no longer do you win states to get momentum to stay in the race. now you just get one or two contributors to write really big checks and you can stay in the whole way and ultimately that may not be good for our nominee. now mitt romney is using it if he's the nominee to his advantage. senator santorum has used this time to his advantage to build a great organization that a lo
at santorum, it will be interesting to see what happens because when michael steele gave that same comment about limbaugh being an entertainer he got killed for it and was forced to apologize. i wonder what will happen to santorum. he may find himself in a bit of a glitch. the comments were out reasoningous and should never have been made. that goes without saying. >> why do you think mitt romney's comments are go good and why you think any of the front-runners on the republican side weighed in with a more aggressive condemnation? >> romney could have been a little more aggressive, but you don't pick a fight with rush limbaugh. >> is that what it is? >> yeah, to some extent, and plus he was able -- more importantly, politically, he was able to bring it back to the issues. he's going strong into ohio and he should stay on his message and not get tangled up into any of this conversation. >> ann, do you agree with that because my question to you is have one of the candidates stepped up and really condemned limbaugh's comments? might it should helped in the primary in do you think there's poli
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